Cologne and season

I have been wanting to do a cologne review for a while and just mention my favorites per season:

The summer:

Prada either luna d’rosa or infusion both smell like exotic very clean soaps, the downside is they do not project or last very long.

For that reason get English Laundry – Signature, very clean soapy with an extra citrus base. Event he presentation is excellent.

Bergamot, Lemon, Lavender, Cedarwood

Middle Notes

Nutmeg, Coriander

 Base Notes

Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, Amber


Polo Red, this puts Polo back in the game, takes it away from that car salesmen smell to a clean smell with cranberry base.

Cranberries, accords of red sage, red saffron and lavender, red wood, hot amber and fragrant coffee beans

Something that will remind you of days past is Carolina H. for men. Tobacco and citrus


Boucheron: Classy, citrus barbershop smell

Valentino- Uomo, classy, myrtle, almost cocoa and coffee light scent, if I could I would wear it year round.

bergamot and myrtle, succeeded in the heart by roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream, on a rich base created of cedar and precious leather.


See below for other reccomendations and base notes per season. Leave me your favorite in a message






Name: Smells like: Summer
PRADA- LUNA D’ROSSATop NotesLavender, OrangeMiddle NotesClary sage, Spearmint

Base Notes

Ambroxan, Ambrette

 expensive lavender soap
LALIQUE-WHITELemon leaves, Tamarind, Bergamot, Violet, White pepper, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Amber, Cedar, Musk Lemon-tamarind, crisp-clean
TOMMY BAHAMA- ST. BARTSTop NotesCitrus, Tequila, LimeMiddle Notes

Guava Nectar. Blue Agave Tequilla


Base Notes

Crushed Greens, Salty Sea Spray, Vanilla, Palm Wood, Volcanic Musk


ARMANI-AQUA DI GIOTop NotesJasmine, Rosemary, Hespiradic NotesMiddle Notes

Persimmon Fruits, Marine Notes


Base Notes

Cedar, Patchouli, White Musk, Rock Rose

YSL- LIBRECalabria Bergamot, Nutmeg, Pink PepperMiddle NotesViolet Leaf Accord, Grand Vert Basil, Star Anise


Base Notes

Indonesia Patchouli, Haiti Vetiver, Leather

Very similar to Zegna-Uomo but I recommend YSL
ZEGNA- UOMOZegna Bergamot, Violettyne Captive,vetiver,cedarwood Cuccumber with synthetic scents

Nutmeg, Coriander


Base Notes

Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, Amber


Fresh-Clean-Soappy- Citrusy Best one for summer it will not be too strong
BVLGARI- AQVAneroli bigarade, grapefruit, posidonia, sap, rosemary flower, and white cedar wood. Aquatic, seaweed done right
TRUMP- SUCCESSJuniper, Iced red currantMiddle NotesFrozen ginger, Bamboo leaves, Geranium, Coriander


Base Notes

Vetiver, Tonka bean, Birch wood, Musk

Metal and Juniper
PARIS HILTON FOR HIMmusk, grapefruit, pink pepper, lemon, fig leaf, mango, sage, juniper and cedar. Very sweet
PERRY ELLIS- PORTFOLIOTop notes are coriander and pear; middle notes are lavender, basil and cardamom; base notes are sandalwood, amber and musk. Remmmeber Irish Spring Soap
VARVATOS-Artisan AQUAThe fragrance opens with notes of mandarin, tangelo (hybrid of tangerine and pomelo) and paradisamide molecule (leaving the impression of tropical fruit notes of guava, grapefruit, rhubarb and currant) accompanied by galbanum, lentic and angelica root. In the heart lie clary sage, lavender, coriander, toscanol, basil, geranium, palmarosa and jasmine sambac on a base of musk, patchouli and fir resin.
POLO- REDCranberries, accords of red sage, red saffron and lavender, red wood, hot amber and fragrant coffee beans Best since the original Polo
PENGUIN-AN ORIGINALneroli and golden apples. The heart of the composition consists of pepper, lavender and fir, wrapped in the base of vanilla, patchouli and musk.
CAROLINA HERRERA- HERRERA FOR MENrosemary, lavender, lemon and neroli; middle notes are cloves, clover and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, tobacco and ambergris Reminds me of the 90’s
GUCCI –GUILTYlavender and lemon, orange blossom. cedar and patchouli
VALENTINO- UOMObergamot and myrtle, succeeded in the heart by roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream, on a rich base created of cedar and precious leather Clean- Gianduja –MyrtleExcelleant fall and winter
GIVENCHY- GENTLEMENhoney, cinnamon, bergamot, rose, lemon and tarragon; middle notes are patchouli, orris root, jasmine and cedar; base notes are leather, amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, vanilla, vetiver and civet.
BOUCHERON – BOUCHERON POUR HOMMEorange, lavender, mandarin orange, basil, lemon verbena, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, benzoin, oakmoss, vetiver and incense. Classy Barbershop
Gucci-gucci made to measureCalabrian Bergamot, Tunisian Orange Flower, French Lavender, Anise SeedMiddle NotesSri Lankan Nutmeg, Water Lily, Juniper Berry, Plum, Cinnamon


Base Notes

Cistus Labdanum, Patchouli, Leather, Amber

Bottega Veneta-Bottega Pour HommeCalabrian Bergamot, Siberian Pine, JuniperMiddle NotesJamaican Pimento, Canadian Fir Balsam, Mediterranean Clary Sage


Base Notes

Leather, Indonesian Patchouli

Cartier-Declaration  EssenceOrange, Bergamot, CedarMiddle NotesBirch, Oakmoss, Cardamom


Base Notes

Vetiver, Rosewood, Moss

Exotic very strong Cardamom
MARC JACOBS- BANGblack, white and pink pepper. A heart is enriched with masculine woody notes, while a base includes elemi resin, aromatic benzoin, vetiver, white moss and patchouli Pepper, pepper, after an hour or two the base smells great
YSL- LA NUITcardamom with sparkling freshness of bergamot, lavender and cedar,  Cumin and vetiver Great winter scent, long lasting, strong but does not overpower a room
ROCAWEAR- EVOLUTIONmandarin, mango, rhubarb and rum. The heart is heady and spicy due to coffee, incense and nutmeg. The base notes are woods, amber, tonka bean and musk.


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